Braves' Chipper Jones added to NL All-Star roster

Jones will be making his eighth All-Star appearance in his final season. He has announced plans to retire after the season.

Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones pops out against the Detroit Tigers in the third inning of a spring training baseball game in Lakeland, Fla., Tuesday, March 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

ATLANTA (AP) -- Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is replacing Dodgers third baseman Matt Kemp on the NL All-Star roster.

Jones had been a candidate to be voted onto the team by fans in baseball's Final Vote campaign. Instead, the 40-year-old Jones is replacing Kemp, who is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury but plans to participate in the All-Star home run derby.

The Braves announced Jones' addition to the NL roster on Tuesday.

Jones will be making his eighth All-Star appearance in his final season. He has announced plans to retire after the season.

Jones is hitting .291 with six homers and 29 RBIs.


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